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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: The Eclogues Translated by Wrangham, The Georgics by Sotheby and the Æneid by Dryden. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. 2 volumes. 12mo., pp. xv, [i], 303, [i]; 4, [iv], 344 + portrait frontispiece to vol. I. Light green cloth, very much faded. Spines somewhat darkened, creasing and small tears to head- and tail-caps, boards a little grubby and edges bumped. Ownership inscription of A.J.Halliday and two British Library ink stamps dated 9th Feb. 1981 to f.f.e.p. of each volume, additional British Library stamps to upper boards. Volumes VIII and IX in the Family Classical Library.   Ref: 43093 
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Burman, P., ed.:) [...] Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Ex Editione Petri Burmanni [...] Glasguae [Glasgow]: In Aedibus Academicus, Excudebat Andreas Foulis [...] 1778. 2 vols bound as 1. Folio, pp. [viii] 277 [i]; [iv], 307, [i], bound without list of subscribers. Very occasional slight toning to some gatherings. Contemporary crimson morocco boards, rebacked with some attempt made to match the original colour, gilt title and borders, gilt Athenæum Library stamp to spine and upper board. Joints worn, boards scuffed and a little chipped, with some patch repairs, new endpapers pasted over old marbled endpapers. The first Foulis folio of Virgil, which "presents us with the text of Burman, printed in a correct and magnificent manner" (Dibdin). Pieter Burman (1668-1741) was a pupil of both Graevius and Gronovius, and his Virgil was first published posthumously, having been finished by his nephew Pieter Burman II (1714-1778). Gaskell 639. ESTC N22205. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 558. Schweiger II 1178. Brunet V 1293. Graesse VI.2 343. Lowndes 2777.   Ref: 46043 
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Burman, P., ed.:) [...] Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Ex Editione Petri Burmanni [...] Glasguae [Glasgow]: In Aedibus Academicus, Excudebat Andreas Foulis [...], 1778. 2 vols bound as one. 'Writing demy' folio, pp. [viii], 277, [i]; [iv], 307, [iii], including list of subscribers bound at the rear of the second volume. First volume bound without its final blank. Occasional very faint patches of toning but overall very clean internally. Brown 19th-century diced calf, rebacked retaining original spine, raised bands, spine lightly gilt with title, simple gilt frame to each board, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Endcaps repaired with a white material partly visible under the calf, not an especially attractive reback but a sturdy one, and still very good overall. Bookplate of James Elwin Millard to front paste-down; 'The gift of J.W. Millard' inscribed to ffep verso; also to ffep verso an erased signature which has slightly offset onto the next blank (the name is possibly George Heath, but is very faint). The first Foulis folio of Virgil (a 12mo. edition having appeared 20 years earlier) which "presents us with the text of Burman, printed in a correct and magnificent manner" (Dibdin). Pieter Burman (1668-1741) was a pupil of both Graevius and Gronovius, and his Virgil was first published posthumously, having been finished by his nephew Pieter Burman II (1714-1778). Gaskell 639. ESTC N22205. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 558. Schweiger II 1178. Brunet V 1293. Graesse VI.2 343. Lowndes 2777.   Ref: 50253 
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Burmann, P., ed.) Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Glasguae [Glasgow]: in Aedibus Academicis Excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis Academiae Typographi 1758. 8vo., pp. [viii], 397, [iii]. Impressively clean within. Deep red morocco, gilt spine with black label, a.e.g., very attractive Dutch gilt endpapers. Half of spine label lost, bit rubbed, spine and board edges slightly darkened, some light scuffs and scrapes to boards with a few re-coloured chips to edges, the remains of some erased pencil notes to the blanks preceding the title-page. A very good copy in a handsome binding. An inscription in blue ink to the preliminary blank: 'Bought by Arthur Lloyd Baker 1952 & given by him in 1958 to Mary Paterson to encourage her to watch cricket.' A photograph of Colonel Lloyd-Baker (1883-1979) is loosely inserted. Also in Lloyd-Baker's handwriting some pencil notes to the title-page, and later a note regarding the dedication to Philip, Count Hardwicke. Lloyd-Baker lived at Hardwicke Court in Gloucestershire and this connection was presumably his reason for buying the book. Also to the title-page, inscription of the Duke of Grafton dated 1786. This would be Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, (1735-1811), styled Earl of Euston between 1747 and 1757. He was a politician and one of a very small number of dukes to have served as Prime Minister (1768-1770). An old catalogue description of this copy loosely inserted. The first few unpaginated leaves tend to appear in a variable order. In this copy we find the title-page, the blank leaf, the dedication and then the leaf titled 'Quintilianus, Lib. X'. Dibdin cites Harwood's opinion of this edition as 'very correct and beautiful'. Foulis' folio edition followed in 1788. ESTC T139215; Gaskell 360; Dibdin II (4th ed.) 558   Ref: 52033 
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Douglas, Gavin, trans.:) (Ruddiman, Thomas, ed.:) Virgil's Aeneis, Translated into Scottish Verse, [...] A new Edition. Wherein the Many Errors of the Former are Corrected, and the Defects Supply'd, from an Excellent Manuscript. To Which is Added a Large Glossary, Explaining the Difficult Words: Which may Serve for a Dictionary to the Old Scottish Edinburgh: Printed by Mr. Andrew Symson, and Mr. Robert Freebairn, 1710. Folio, pp. [viii], 19, [i], iv, [iv], 3-236, ff. 237-240, pp. 241-394, 397-486 [xcvi]. Complete despite pagination. With initial and final blank leaves. Two fairly long closed tears, affecting text but with no loss, to leaves 2D and 2U; pp. 189-92 misbound after p. 76, with a note to that effect (in an old hand) to p. 188; sporadic toning as usual with this rather poor-quality paper, some substantial ink smudges to pp. 381, 394, 395 affecting but not obscuring text; occasional light spotting. Contemporary brown calf, raised bands, reddish morocco gilt title label to spine, edges sprinkled red. Spine repaired at head and tail with conspicuous cloth tape, joints and edges rubbed, corners worn, a few marks and scrapes to boards, ffep slightly grubby and loosening, a very good copy that would benefit from more expert repair. Small bookplate (19th century?) of Russell of Aden with two crests to front paste-down. To title-page, inscriptions of: Alexander Russell Aden, with encoded lines beneath; Thomas Gordon, of King's College Aberdeen. The arrangement of the preliminaries varies from copy to copy. The preliminaries here are arranged thus: titlepage; titlepage to 1553 ed.; list of subscribers; 'The Life of Gawin Douglas'; 'The Judgment and Testimonies'; Preface. The main text begins on p. 3 ( A2); according to the ESTC, the title-page to the 1553 ed. (unsigned) may have been intended to be pp. 1-2. Second edition of the first translation of Virgil's 'Aeneid' into Scottish. This edition corrected the first printing (1553), and the Edinburgh philologist Thomas Ruddiman added an elaborate glossary. This glossary was the basis for the antiquary John Jamieson's 'Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language' (1808). The poet Gavin Douglas (?1475-1522), Bishop of Dunkeld and third son of the earl of Angus, "was one of the first to draw the distinction between Scots and 'Inglis'" (OCEL). He was unusual amongst his contemporaries in concentrating solely on studying the vernacular, rather than producing books in Latin. The 'Life' of Gavin Douglas by Bishop Sage, appended here, is one of the main sources for the author's biography. ESTC T139442. Lowndes 2782. Graesse VI.2 355 (note).   Ref: 52023 
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Heinsius, Nicolaas; Burman, Pieter, the Elder; Burman, Pieter, the Younger; et al:) Opera, cum integris & emendatioribus commentariis Servii, Philargyrii, Pierii [...] Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: sumptibus Jacobi Wetstenii, 1746. 4 vols., 4to., pp. [lxiv], LXXXII, 519, [i] + 1 plate; [iv], 706 + folding map; [iv], 707, [i]; [iv], 358, [ccclxxviii]. Additional engraved frontispiece to vol.I, signed: 'L.F. D.B. inv.' and 'P. Tanje sculp. 1744'. Half-title to each volume, title-pages in red and black with engraved printer's device (motto: 'Terar dum prosim'), woodcut initials, engraved head- and tail-pieces, some engraved illustrations in the text. Vol. II: small wax spot to p.73 affecting two words; short pencil note to p.599. Vol. III: Tiny notes in an old hand to p.34 and p.462; a little ink spotting to p.463 but not obscuring text; small ink blot to tail edge, just starting to bleed onto the lower margin from p.673 onwards. Contemporary vellum, titles inked to spines, raised bands, boards blindstamped, edges heavily sprinkled red. Light smudgy marks and a few small stains but still a very good, attractive set. Bound uniformly with our stock number 51573, Hemsterhuis' Lucian (1743). Signature of E. Spencer to all volumes, dated 1861 to vol.III. To vols. I, II and IV two armorial bookplates each, the second (of Henry Spencer) obscuring the name on the first. 'Of this celebrated edition, so well known to the classical world, it would be useless to present the reader with a formal account of the voluminous contents [...] Ernesti has highly extolled the edition, calling it "omnium principem et canonem Virgilii." See his Fabr. B.L. t.i. 357; and Harles, Introd. Lit. Rom. t.ii. 315, which gives a slight but favourable sketch of its contents. It contains the entire amended commentaries of Servius, Philargyrius, and Pierius; with some notes of Fulvious Ursinus, George Fabricius, F. Nansius, Musinius, Tanaquil Faber, and especially of N. Heinsius, which latter are published for the first time: indexes and commentaries also accompany it.' (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th edn.) II 552-3   Ref: 51574 
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Heinze, Richard, ed.:) Virgils Epische Technik. Darmstadt: Wiessenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1982. Reprographic reprint of 1915 third edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 502. German text. Blue cloth, gilt. Edges spotted a little, minor shelf wear, a little dusty but internally clean. Ownership inscription of Martin Brett to f.f.e.p.   Ref: 47461 
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Heyne, Chr[istian] G[ottlob] ed.:) Opera, et Nonnulla Ejusdem Opuscula. Londini [London]: Rodwell et Martin; Law et Whittaker; J. Booker; Baldwin, Craddock, et Joy; J. Walk 1818. 12mo., pp. [iv], 392. Vignette to title and half title. Paper flaw to top of preliminary blank resulting in a small hole. Half vellum, gilt spine, marbled paper boards and endpapers, edges sprinkled pale blue. Head-cap a little pulled, vellum greyed, rubbed, edges toned and somewhat dusted. Tiny green label to front pastedown, reading 'Bound by J. Taylor Seton, successor to the late James Taylor, 3 Mound Place, Edinburgh.' Small note in an old hand to f.f.e.p. verso.   Ref: 46434 
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Schrevel, Cornelis, ed.:) [Opera] Cum Veterum Omnium Commentariis et Selectis Recentiorum Notis. Nova Editio. [Lugduni Batavorum]: Ex officina Abraham Commelini, 1646. 4to, pp. [xvi], 996, [lvi]. Engraved title-page, woodcut initials. Slightly narrow margin at head edge, small hole to margin of p.3, repaired tear to p.505 not affecting text. Contemporary speckled brown calf prize binding, red morocco label to spine, gilt borders and coat of arms of Hoorn to each board. Spine creased and a little rubbed, small neat repair headcap, edges a bit worn but very good. Stub of excised prize certificate just visible after first gathering. Library inkstamp (Amsterdam?) to title-page verso. One notable feature of this edition is Schrevel's use of collations supplied by Nicolas Heinsius, who would later produce his own edition of Virgil, following the work of his father, whose text had been printed by the Elzevirs. Schweiger, 1169-70; Graesse VI, 340.   Ref: 49321 
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Vorst, Johann (ed.): Veterum Poetarum Graecorum Poemata [...] [Frontispiece: ] Berolini [Berlin]: Sumptibus Ruperti Völckeri [Title-page: Francofurti ad Viadrum 1692. 8vo., pp. [xvi] 335 [i] including frontispiece. Title page in red and black, text in Greek and Latin on facing pages. One large repair to leaf A1 (pp.1-2) and three small ones elsewhere, each affecting one or two characters. Light browning and occasional foxing, a few later marginal notes, text-block starting to loosen from binding at front hinge. An attractive copy bound in later vellum boards, paper label with inked title to spine, long sides overlapping, MS label. Stamp to title: "Colleg. linciens. S.J.", two early MS ownership inscriptions (crossed through) to upper pastedown. Second edition of these selections from the works of ancient Greek poets, from Homer and Hesiod to Oppian, with facing Latin translations. The editor, Johannes Vorst (1623-1696), was a schoolmaster and librarian in Berlin, and also produced studies of Latin style (Sandys II 365). VD17 1:060668K.   Ref: 22622  show full image..
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